Director of: Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City
The game changing HD DSLR movement is creating quite the stir with Hollywood DPs and Directors. Philip Bloom posted the story of Danny Dale of D2visions.com who recently caught site of Robert Rodriquez filming in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas."DSLR cameras have hit the big time," says Steve Weiss, Director of FilmFellas/critics.
On set shooting a new music video for Bob Schneider, Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Grindhouse, & Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and his DP Jimmy Lindsey are seen shooting on 2 Canon 7Ds with the Zacuto Z-finder DSLR Viewfinder and a totally pimped out Zacuto DSLR Sniper rig. Yes, the age of convergence is here!
From Philip Bloom’s blog post:
Here is some info from the DP of this shoot, Jimmy Lindsay.
Jimmy Lindsey here. The man in the brown hat with the Z finder. I was Robert’s DoP on the ‘Bob Schneider’ music video (as well as his last feature ‘Machete’) and those are my 7D rigs at work. After seeing all the questions, I thought I might shed a little light on the subject. The rig Robert is using was set up to allow him to see an HDSDI image on a 7″ Panasonic onboard monitor while his AC (the insanely talented Sebastian Vega) pulls focus with a Preston FIZ from a 17″ Panasonic monitor. Very necessary as you know when shooting on a 200mm at a 2.8.
The signal was split from HDMI to 2 HDSDIs using the Aja Black Magic powered by a Nebtek adapter and Sony M batteries. Both the Preston and the onboard were powered with a D tap cable and a Sony onboard battery. We also got some beautiful shots with my 50mm 1.4 and a lensbaby composer with single glass and plastic optics. ~ Jimmy Lindsey
"This is great to see such a great filmmaker like Robert shooting on these cameras," says Philip Bloom, “and more proof that more and more professionals are really taking these cameras and using them for all sorts of productions.